“We created a lot of chances and shots, but scoring doesn’t come for free.”
Bayer 04 Leverkusen faced AS Roma in the second leg of the Europa League semifinals of the 2022-2023 season held at Bay Arena in Leverkusen, Germany on the 19th at 4 am (Korean time) and drew 0-0.
Leverkusen, who lost 0-1 to Roma in the first leg, failed to score in this match and failed to advance to the final with an aggregate score of 0-1.
Leverkusen, desperate to score, aimed fiercely for Roma’s goal from the beginning of the game. He shot 23 shots with a whopping 72% possession. Roma recorded only one shot and focused on blocking Leverkusen’s attack. Leverkusen shot 23 shots, but the expected goals (xG) value was only 1.08. It was Leverkusen who tried to score until the end of the game, but failed to break through Roma’s solid defense.
After the match, the UEFA Europa League delivered an interview with Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso (42) on the official website.
“We did everything we could until the very end,” Alonso said of Payne.
He continued, “It’s unfortunate, but we have to accept it. It’s a tough result, but this is football.”
“Our fans were incredible tonight. Before the game, during the match and after the match, I want to give them a huge compliment,” Alonso said. I am proud of the bond,” he said.
The Bundesliga has only two games left until the end of the season. Leverkusen is in 7th place in the league with 49 points (14 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses). Depending on the results of the two games, it is Leverkusen that can look forward to advancing to the Europa League.안전놀이터
Coach Alonso expressed his confidence, saying, “We have two games left. We are confident that we will be able to advance to Europe next season.”